Kahuna Romi Bodywork for Transcendence by Gaylene Aitken

There’s so many different styles of massage and bodywork that it can be confusing to know which one would be suitable for your needs.

One of the many available is Kahuna Romi Bodywork which I was trained in by the source, Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i. I’d like share with you what it is and how it works as a way to initiate self healing.

Kahuna Romi Bodywork is very different from traditional Hawai’ian Lomi Lomi, meaning to knead, to massage. The knowledge of Lomi Lomi was handed down through family lineages, each village or community having their own style and involved chanting, prayer, herbs, massage and other healing modalities.

Kahuna Romi Bodywork traditionally comes out of the Hawa’I’ian temples, performed by Kahuna, professional masters. It was used as a rite of passage for certain individuals transitioning into higher office or from one state to another as a child into an adult. During the time of indigenous ‘cleansing’ this powerful, evolutionary medium that connected the human condition to our divine nature was almost eradicated.

Kahu Abraham Kawai’i, accessed genetic memories of his ancient forebears through fragments of recorded chants and over a period of time beginning in the 1960’s, he created Romi Bodywork based on the universal principles of the ancient Kahuna model.

Kahu made it quite clear before this there were no massage systems that used the forearm in the repetitive flowing motion that Kahuna Bodywork is known for, he was the first. He also made it known he was not teaching Hawai’ian culture to non indigenous people, he was using universal principles available to all humans regardless of culture to be able to access our own genetic wealth and evolve or transcend into a higher vibrational frequency.

The Kahuna’s approach to personal evolution was through the body.

Through awareness within movement, we observe any non contributing effects to our wellbeing from our programmed mind. When we change the physical patterns we change our mind and in so doing affect a change on all levels of existence including the past, present and future. Kahu called this ‘coming through the back door….avoiding the guardians of the mind’. 

Performing Romi Bodywork is an activity that expresses our consciousness, that inner knowingness of who we are. As we deepen our awareness of our creative power through aware motion, we become skilled navigators of our life and can guide others towards creative mastery of self.

This ancient learning perspective is fluid, adjustable and situational, no need for text books or notes, we are the source of reference, the guidebook. The more we know of ourselves, the more information we have access to, this is innate wisdom. 

To be or not to be is not the question; what is, has always been the answer.

To move and flow from an ancient essence present and in that moment, walk away with the past, present and future in the palm of your hand’  Kahu 


Gaylyn Aitken

Kahuna Mist began operations in 1996 as The Body Care Centre and changed it's name to Kahuna Mist in 2001. Owner and founder Gaylyn Aitken was trained by Kahu Abraham from 1997 until his passing in 2004 and continues with his work of evolutionary transformation through movement.

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